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European issues are transversely covered by most of Ifri's centers and programs.

Some programs pay particular attention to these themes: the Study Committee for French-German relations (CERFA), the French-Austrian Center for European Convergence (CFA).

All European themes institutional, economic, citizenship, security are subject to specific studies and debates.

Dominique DAVID

Advisor to the Executive Chairman, editor-in-chief of Politique étrangère and co-director of RAMSES

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Claude-France ARNOULD

Special Advisor to the President for European Affairs 

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Éric-André MARTIN

Secretary General of the Study Committee on Franco-German Relations (Cerfa)

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Marie KRPATA

Research Fellow, Study Committee on Franco-German Relations (Cerfa) 

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Florent MARCIACQ

Associate Research Fellow at the Austro-French Centre for Rapprochement in Europe (ÖFZ)

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13/07/2021
By: Etienne DUBSLAFF

Just like most of the European Social-Democratic parties, the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD) has been going through a major crisis for several decades. Its centrism that got Gerhard Schröder elected in 1998 and 2002 is seen as a betrayal by the party's traditional...

05/07/2021
By: Wolfgang ZELLNER

As an essential platform for multilateralism, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) has always been important to German diplomacy, although in varying degrees. Historically, Germany’s support for the Conference on Security and Co-operation in Europe...

21/06/2021

The year 2020 was to be a pivotal year for (re)formulating Europe's Africa strategy. Germany and France were committed to strengthening relations between the two continents and to consolidating them at the sixth summit of the African Union and the European Union, which was postponed because of...

21/06/2021

EU policy on migration and asylum is being built for the last 20 years. But this process is today on hold although France and Germany support the same position on this matter. However, the “migration crisis” in 2015 highlighted the weakness of the Franco-German alliance and the extend to which...

31
May
2016
Tuesday 31 May 2016
from 09:15 to 18:00 - Seminars and Round-table Conferences

In August 2014, in the wake of the centenary of First World War, the Federal Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel initiated an intergovernmental process with the countries of the Western Balkans. Its aim has been to improve their cooperation, put "fundamentals first" and...

22
Mar
2016
Tuesday 22 March 2016
from 09:30 to 17:15 - Conférences
Ongoing tensions around the European project have been accompanied by what could be described a popular disaffection towards European Union. Other elements have also created a divide between the EU and its citizens, revolving around the idea of solidarity: the Eurozone crisis, the refugee and...
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16
Mar
2016
Wednesday 16 March 2016
from 09:00 to 16:00 - Conférences

Ongoing tensions around the European project have been accompanied by what could be described a popular disaffection towards European institutions, as symbolized by a low turnout rate in the Czech Republic and the rest of Central Europe at the European Parliament elections in 2014. Other...

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03
Mar
2016
Thursday 03 March 2016
from 16:00 to 17:30

2015 was a year of continuous crises. 2016 may follow the same dynamic. The Greek crisis has so far been averted but may come back in the coming months. The refugee crisis has cristallised enormous tensions around the issues of the welcoming of refugees in all EU countries. The pressure on the...

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01
Mar
2016
Tuesday 01 March 2016
from 13:30 to 15:00 - Seminars and Round-table Conferences

Climate change in the Mediterranean region and the Middle East could have significant impact on agriculture, the production and consumption of energy, the development of cities confronted to rural exodus as well as on political stability in the region and migration flows towards Europe. <...>

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30
Nov
2015
Monday 30 November 2015
at 17:30 - Seminars and Round-table Conferences

The fourth Building Bridges workshop took place on 30 November – 1st December 2015 in Paris. This event included a discussion between experts involved in the project and French citizens about the impact European integration had on France and what citizens' expectations are...

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28
Sep
2015
Monday 28 September 2015
at 17:30 - Seminars and Round-table Conferences

The third Building Bridges workshop took place on 28-29 September 2015. This event included a discussion between experts involved in the project and Belgian citizens about the impact European integration had on Belgium and what citizens' expectations are for the future.&nbsp...

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17/12/2015
By: Vivien PERTUSOT, on Polskie Radio, interviewed by Beata Płomecka, via EuranetPlus.

The consultations on Cameron’s demands were run with the EU members by the head of the European Council, Donald Tusk from Poland. Tusk wrote down what was said and sent a letter to London and other European capitals. The letter was quite peculiar, admits Vivient Pertusot, the head of the...

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